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China fines 81-year-old writer for 'running an illegal business'

China fines 81-year-old writer for 'running an illegal business'

Court sentences Tie Liu and his assistant to suspended prison terms in 'inherently flawed' case, says lawyer

Philippine military declares 'all-out offensive' on BIFF

Philippine military declares 'all-out offensive' on BIFF

Factional fighting between former rebel allies has displaced 20,000 people

UN says Afghanistan is making progress on reducing detainee torture

UN says Afghanistan is making progress on reducing detainee torture

Ill-treatment, abuse by security forces still common during arrests and interrogations

Panic spreads as swine flu deaths rise in India

Panic spreads as swine flu deaths rise in India

Fatalities pass the 800 mark, lack of awareness stokes fears

China blocks 'underage' Tibetan monks from returning to monasteries

China blocks 'underage' Tibetan monks from returning to monasteries

Novices in Qinghai province told to give up their robes after returning home for Lunar New Year

China to put 81-year-old writer on trial: lawyer

China to put 81-year-old writer on trial: lawyer

Tie Liu allegedly targeted for penning an essay critical of top Communist Party propaganda official Liu Yunshan

Myanmar rebels deny allegations they attacked a civilian convoy

Myanmar rebels deny allegations they attacked a civilian convoy

Government media claims 46 injured in rebel ambush

Haiyan-affected farmers march on Manila to demand land distribution

Haiyan-affected farmers march on Manila to demand land distribution

Say government has failed to act on promised agrarian reform

IOM agrees to help refugees on Nauru resettle in Cambodia

IOM agrees to help refugees on Nauru resettle in Cambodia

Phnom Penh reportedly agreed to meet several key conditions for all refugees

Cambodia expels Spanish environmental activist after arrest

Cambodia expels Spanish environmental activist after arrest

Rights group says the move is an attempt to stifle dissent

Maldives ex-president refused bail, denied legal access

Maldives ex-president refused bail, denied legal access

Mohamed Nasheed forcibly dragged into court, taken to hospital after the hearing

Brazilian Catholic executed in Indonesia 'denied last rites'

Brazilian Catholic executed in Indonesia 'denied last rites'

Condemned prisoners only offered counseling from Buddhist, Muslim and Protestant clerics at the end

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